AMERICA SALUTES YOU ‘GUITAR LEGENDS 4’ TO BROADCAST AND STREAM BENEFIT CONCERT ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS DURING WEEK OF VETERANS DAY
NASHVILLE, TN--November 5, 2020 America Salutes You, its sponsors and charitable partners are pleased to announce that ‘Guitar Legends 4’ will be broadcasted and streamed on multiple networks the week of Veterans Day (November 11, 2020). All four major networks’ platforms are participating this year: Fox broadcast stations, ABC digital broadcast stations, Viacom’s cable channels, CMT, VH1 Classic, along with cable channels AXS, Circle TV, RFDTV, Armed Forces Network. The benefit concert will also be streamed on YouTube, Amazon, Fox Nation, Verizon, NBC’s Peacock, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.
This year’s star-studded event will feature returning host Billy Gibbons, and feature music greats Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Big and Rich, Tedeschi/Trucks, Mike Love, Kenny Loggins, Julio Iglesias Jr., Keb’ Mo’, The Bacon Brothers, Lindsey Ell, and Larkin Poe. These artists who are donating their time, taped their performances at various locations across the country from LA, to NY, to Nashville and Miami.
“As Americans, we need to spend more time openly talking about our mental health with our families, with our friends, and within our communities,” said Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “We need to be there for each other, to offer support in a time of crisis. By raising our voices and working together, we can remove stigma and other barriers to care and counseling.”
Bob Okun, CEO of America Salutes You, said: “America Salutes You continues to assist our men and women in uniform, our veterans, our first responders and, of course, their families. It is an honor to partner, for the first time, with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to help deliver their messaging on veterans’ mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.”
Strategic partner and collaborator, Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), is the seminal organization that informs the entertainment industry about critically important health and social issues. "America Salutes You, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs and EIC are uniquely positioned to communicate life-saving information through the Guitar Legends 4 special", said Marie Gallo Dyak, EIC President and CEO.
The event will also raise awareness among a wide range of veteran-, military-, and first responder-serving non-profit organizations. This year’s event will highlight our heroic doctors and nurses on the front lines. All public donations will go to support the various non-profits and will be raised via text and online fundraising during broadcasts and streams. Returning sponsors include Walgreens, KLOVE Media, The Center for Discovery, Davis Elkins Foundation, Production Glue, along with new sponsors, Medstar Health, USO, Amazon, Verizon, Perfect Technician Academy, Jexan, and Vamboa.
This year’s charitable recipients include TAPS, Heart and Armor Foundation for Veterans Health, The McCain Institute Foundation, CreatiVets, Operation Stand Down of TN., Veterans Support Foundation, Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, and Bridging the Gap Foundation.